Appointment of Teacher of Classics
About the role
Winchester College seeks to appoint a Teacher of Classics from September 2023.
Winchester College wishes to recruit someone to join its enthusiastic, friendly and energetic Classics department. An ability teach Latin to A-Level is essential, and Greek highly desirable. We are looking for someone with an excellent familiarity with Classics in all its variety, a great love for the subject, and an ability to inspire enthusiasm in others. We value highly reliability, strong organisational skills and careful planning and preparation. We would particularly welcome someone who has a passion for Classics outreach work.
Should you be appointed, you would be joining a department of eight teachers. Classics at Winchester is a flagship department: Latin is a popular subject, with almost two-thirds of pupils choosing Latin GCSE, and two sets per year in the sixth form; Greek usually attracts 15-30 a year in the lower school and we have a continuers’ and a beginners’ set each year in the sixth form; about 10 pupils per year go on to study classical subjects at university (many at Oxbridge). You would be joining the department at a particularly exciting time: the introduction of A-Level Ancient History in September 2023 will help us provide a broader classical education which might appeal to new audiences; the expansion of the sixth form is enriching our sets with excellent new boys and girls; promising Classics outreach initiatives (including a weekly Greek club for local pupils) are enabling us to spread the good news about the ancient world more widely and to make even better use of our fantastic classical collections.
About Winchester College
Winchester College was founded by William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, in 1382. The school currently has 700 pupils. In September 2022, the College welcomed 40 day pupils, including 17 girls, into the Sixth Form and will continue to do so, over time expanding the entry each year to up to 50 girl boarders. The number of pupils boarding at the College will remain the same.
Situated in the heart of Winchester and within easy reach of London, there are few schools in the world which can claim to be as historic, distinguished and beautiful as Winchester College. This unparalleled combination attracts pupils from across the world, making Winchester a truly international and diverse community which celebrates and values everyone’s individuality, talents and potential.
Terms and conditions, and applications
The post will commence from September 2023, and includes a generous benefits package and access to excellent sports facilities.
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Closing date for applications: Noon on Tuesday 31 January 2023.
Only applications completed on the school website will be accepted. Please attach a full CV and covering letter with your application.
Please note that applications will be dealt with as they arrive. Winchester College reserves the right to close the application process early should a suitable candidate be found.
If you would like to discuss the role informally prior to application, please contact Mr Edmund Lewis, Head of Classics, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those unsure whether they should apply for the Classics Teacher (Don) role or the Classics Junior Fellow role are welcome to get in touch; in any case all applications will be considered for both positions.
Interviews are expected to take place w/c 6 February 2023.
If you have any questions about this vacancy or the recruitment process, please email email@example.com.
Winchester College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children: applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and obtaining an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services certificate.
Diversity and inclusion
We embrace diversity and inclusion in the workplace and are committed to promoting a fair and supportive environment for all our employees. We are keen to welcome applications from all applicants that feel that they meet the requirements of the role, regardless of their background and culture.
Further information about the school can be found at www.winchestercollege.org.
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